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McDougle returns after missing last season

Dexter McDougle took a few speedy steps toward making good on a promise he made to himself – and New York Jets fans – nearly a year ago.

The cornerback was back on the practice field this week, showing no effects of a knee injury that ended his rookie season during training camp last summer.

“I’m blessed to be out there getting reps again,” McDougle said after practice Wednesday. “I got the heads up a couple of days ago, and they’re going to let me get in the mix. I’m just happy to be out there.”


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NCAA Football: Kansas at Baylor

BGA: Scouting Bryce Petty

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’re going to provide in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as any undrafted free agent signings.

So far, we have looked at defensive lineman Leonard Williams, wide receiver Devin Smith and outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, but today we’re moving on to take a look at the Jets’ fourth pick, quarterback Bryce Petty.

Petty, who is listed at 6’3″ and 230 pounds, is 23 years old and started for the last two years for Art Briles’ Baylor Bears. Petty went 11-2 as a starter in each of his two seasons, with Baylor losing their bowl game in each season. Over the course of his career, he passed for over 8,000 yards with 62 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 21 touchdowns.

After the jump, I’ll be sharing my observations from viewing footage of Petty in action over the last few seasons in order to assess some of his strengths and weaknesses…

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What Geno Smith, Todd Bowles and Chan Gailey said…

Geno Smith, Todd Bowles and Chan Gailey spoke to the media on Wednesday. Here’s what they had to say…

Geno Smith...

On how the second day of OTAs are going…

Pretty good. I think we are getting somewhere with learning the offense. Obviously getting the timing down with one another, quarterbacks to the wide receivers and running backs. Really seen a lot even from defense, so it’s helping us out a bunch.

On how comfortable he is with the offense…

Being in my third year I feel like I’m still studying, still learning. Obviously, most of the concepts have been plays that I’ve repped before, so it’s not all unfamiliar for me. I still get the opportunity to get better. I still get the chance to really study and put the time into the classroom and really make sure that I’m on top of the things I need to be on top of on the field.

On how long he expects it will take him to feel really comfortable…

I don’t know. I think every day is a new process, it’s a new chance to get better and learn the system. No matter how many times we are writing down the minor details, still focusing on the little things, on the little details that are important. So, you know I don’t know an exact date, but every single day I’m getting better with it. Every single day I’m becoming more comfortable with it. I’m able to go out there and coach the guys up and that’s a good sign because we are all putting the time in in the classroom, but as a quarterback you have to put in extra time, so that’s what we’re going to do.

On how things are going with Coach Gailey so far…

Coach Gailey has been great. He’s very smart. He’s a guy we can learn a lot from, so (I’m) being a sponge and soaking up everything I can.

On how important this time is with the new coaching staff and the rookies…

Time is valuable. It’s important for all of us. First of all, team bonding. Being together, being around one another, competing with one another is huge. As well as focusing on ourselves, becoming better at the individual things we can get better at and holding ourselves accountable every single day. There’s a lot of good competition at every single spot so I think it’s going to help us out in the long run.

On whether he feels like this is his team…

I feel confident in myself and my place on this team, but every single day is a new experience for me, a new chance to get better and continue to lead myself first of all, try to become the best player I can be so that when it all comes together for us all, we can all be good.

On whether he feels threatened by younger quarterbacks on the team…

You know, threatened is a strong word. Obviously there is competition like I said and the guys that we have will definitely come in here to compete. We’ve always got to be mindful of the fact that we got to show up every single day and going up against a great defense like that, they’ll expose you if you aren’t ready. So, staying on top of our game as far as in the classroom, knowing what we have to do on the field and then once we get out there as a team, as a unit, just make the simple plays, just get the ball into the hands of the guys that can really play for us.

On his confidence…

You know confidence goes a long way. I’m very confident in myself, but like I said we’re far from Week One. So, what we’re doing right now is becoming the best players that we can be individually. Obviously we get to do a bunch of team reps. We get to compete against a great defense and go up against some great guys on the opposite side so I think it’s going to make me a lot better and I think come Week One we’ll see what happens.

On his role on the team under the new regime…

I think I know my role. It’s to get better and I think that’s the role of every single guy in this locker room and the coaches are going to do their jobs and they are going to do the evaluations, but my job is to go out there every single play and make the best of it. Put us in a position to win games and as long as I am on the field, that’s what I’m trying the best to do.

On whether is attitude coming into the season is any different than last year…

No, not at all. It’s not to say anything about anyone or the situation. I just always go into it with the right mindset, believing that if I do what I have to do and take care of my job that I’ll be out there, but my main focus right now is to focus on the day. Try to get better from today’s practice. Really go in there, watch film, study it, study the playbook and become the best I can be today.

On whether he was surprised Bryce Petty was drafted…

No. Since I’ve been here we’ve drafted guys and my reaction has never changed. I don’t think it ever will. Like I said, I’m always confident in myself, but I believe in the process and I believe that we’ve got to continue to work hard. Bryce is my teammate, so I’m going to be here to help him get better. The competition, I think, will help all of us.

On whether he reads into the Jets drafting Petty…

I don’t know if you can read anything into being drafted or me being here. It’s about the reps that we get on the field and the way we can take advantage of those reps. All of us are going to get the opportunity to compete, so I think that’s what most important and I think if you go into it with the right mindset, the intent to get better, I think everything will work itself out.

On going into camp knowing that he will be getting first team reps…

Obviously getting first-team reps is important. Like I said, going up against that first-team defense will make all of us a lot better so whenever you go (Darrelle) Revis and Cro (Antonio Cromartie) on that opposite side, you got Mo (Muhammed Wilkerson) and Sheldon (Richardson) and Leonard Williams and all the guys that we have, they are going to help us out. As far as myself, I have to go out there and make the right read, make the right throw, not do too much. I’m not going on the field thinking about anything other than getting better. I think that’s going to help me out most of all.

On whether he thought Tom Brady’s punishment was fair…

You know I can’t really say much on that, about the NFL issue, about the punishment. It is what it is. We just have to move on and continue to work hard on our side of things and try to get better in that aspect.


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Todd Bowles...

Opening Statement…

Obviously, the second day of OTAs, the first day for you guys. Obviously, Muhammad (Wilkerson) wasn’t here, Sheldon (Richardson) was absent and Brandon Marshall had something to take care of. Other than that, I think everybody was present. It is voluntary, but we got a lot of work done. We have a lot of things that we’re putting in, testing a lot of things, putting guys in certain situations, game-day situations. That’s why you saw the offense run after practice. It was pretty much a competition period from the beginning of practice and the loser had to run three gassers. Although it was a game-time situation, you still have some fun with it, so that’s what you saw afterwards.

On whether he expected Sheldon (Richardson) to be here or if his absence had been conveyed to him earlier…

He was not here yesterday and it was not conveyed to me. It is voluntary and Sheldon will probably be here and he can tell you better than I can.

On if he knows when to expect Richardson…

No, I don’t.

On whether he knows why Richardson was not here…

No. I have no idea. I mean it is voluntary so there’s not much you can do.

His thoughts on the new PAT rule…

Start kicking it from the 15 (yard line). Kickers have to practice in cold weather. That’s probably the only time it becomes a real issue, so you just have to get good at that.

On whether he thinks that will affect strategy for when teams go for two or attempt extra point…

I think it will depend on whether you’re playing in Green Bay or Miami. If it’s 20 below and the wind is swirling, you may be more inclined to go for two. If the weather is nice, you probably kick the extra point. I think once it gets cold, it may factor in more than it factors in early in the season.

On whether he looks at the analytics or tends to stick with kicking extra points…

You look at the analytics of it. Depending on what the score is in the game, whether you’re down by eight or nine, or what stage you are in in the game, from that standpoint, but if it’s just a normal touchdown and the weather is nice and everything else, you just go for one.

On whether this may impact the way teams defend the extra point kick…

I don’t know if you defend it any differently, but trajectory wise and weather wise, you may be able to get an extra play in that you may not be able to get if you’re lined up where you’re normally lined up. But, you’re going to go after it the same way.

On what Geno (Smith) has done on the practice field so far…

He has done what everyone else has done. He’s played two-hand touch and he’s (been) pretty good at it. Again, we have a two-hand touch football team right now and you can’t evaluate. You’re not able to hit receivers, you’re not able to hit the quarterback, you can’t disrupt timing, you really can’t get hands on guys, but from a learning standpoint, a studying standpoint, and understanding where he’s going with the football he has done a good job. Again, in two days of OTAs practices and three voluntary minicamps, that’s not a knock against him and it’s not a feather in his cap. It’s just five days of practice out of pads.

On Leonard Williams taking reps with the second team…

Well, Leonard has been on the first field. It’s just a matter of numbers right now. After the rookie minicamp, he did miss a couple days where he had to be away, so he has to learn what the other guys already know, so you can’t really throw him in there right away initially. He has to learn what he’s doing.

On why the team is carrying five quarterbacks…

With (Ryan Fitzpatrick) still rehabbing, we need the extra arm, and he put up a good try out performance when he was here so to have the extra arm knowing that we’re going to practice on two fields, not knowing how much Fitzpatrick can do, it was good to have two quarterbacks on each field.

On whether Fitzpatrick is coming along faster than expected…

I don’t know how fast he’s coming along, but he’s throwing the ball a little better.

On Fitzpatrick’s rehab…

Medically, that’s a trainer question. He’s coming along, I don’t know how fast, but he’s coming along.

On how many quarterbacks they will carry into training camp…

We will probably be at four.

On how much the offense will evolve as the coaches get to know players better…

Well, it won’t just be the offense evolving. It will be the defense too. As we get to know personnel on both sides of the ball, we’ll try to tailor it for some guys and let them do things that they can do. As a team, we’re going to evolve, but definitely offensively and defensively as well as special teams. It’s not just going to be Chan (Gailey) seeing what he has, it’s going to be Kacy (Rodgers) seeing what he has and Bobby (April) seeing what he has to overall evolve as a team and see what we can do best.

On whether he had a reaction to Tom Brady’s suspension…

I said, “Brady was suspended four games” and I went on about my business. (Laughter). I don’t know what else you want me to say. You don’t have reactions to things in May. It doesn’t affect you in September and October You just coach your team and being a new coach, I’m focused on what I have to do. I’ve been in the league long enough to see surprises, big surprises and small surprises, so nothing can really surprise you in this league. You just have to roll with the punches. It wasn’t that big of a deal. Like I said, it’s May. It’s the NBA playoffs. It’s Brady, it’s Peterson, it’s Rice, I mean it seems like it’s somebody all the time. So, you just have to take care of your team and make sure your house is in order.

On keeping a 3-4 defense even after drafting Leonard Williams…

It is a 3-4 defense. We run a base 3-4 defense, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have four-man packages and four-man schematic things that we do, but if you ask me what our base defense is, it is a 3-4. There are so many variations and different ways we can do things that it just helps to have a four-man front and we play that nickel anyway. Sometimes we play it in base, it all depends on how much we use it and what kind of opponent we’re playing as to what we use.

On Jeff Cumberland getting the predominant first-team reps at tight end over Jace Amaro…

Well, he’s the first team tight end right now. Amaro is the H right now. He’s the first-team H. We play with two. When you have a down tight end on the ball, that’s more Cumberland’s thing, but when you have an H back or an F position, that’s more Amaro’s thing. It’s not the matter of fact that he’s the first team tight end, he’s the first Y, Amaro is the first H.

On how he would characterize Richardson’s participation in the offseason…

He’s been in and out, as have a lot of guys. He’s been in and out. Half the time he’s here, half the time he wasn’t.

On whether he hoped Richardson would have attended more since he is such a young player…

Well, you hope everybody comes all the time, but unfortunately that’s not the case and guys have things they do in the offseason that they probably have schedules for that they can’t afford to miss so I understand that part as well.

On whether he expects Brandon Marshall back…

He’ll be back tomorrow.

On whether he will only miss today…

As stated by him, yes.

On whether Marshall was at practice yesterday…

Yes.

On when he will decide certain roles for the running backs…

It’s more training camp when you’re not playing two-hand touch. We have a couple guys back there that have all had experience and are all tough guys that have played in the league. So that’s going to play itself out. You never know if injuries come up or who can do what and then the roles can be defined after that, but I think you have solid competition back there and good runners back there so I’m looking forward to seeing how that develops.

On where Lorenzo Mauldin will play…

First, we have to see how he handles the point of attack. If they run the ball at him, how strong he is at the point with the bigger tight ends in the league as opposed to college, how he plays in space when the tight end is not on him, how he reacts to certain things and you kind of get a feel that way to see what his strengths and his weaknesses are.

On whether Mauldin will play on both sides…

Yes, all our (outside) guys right now. Our outside guys are working both sides.

On whether Aboushi is the starter right now at right guard…

That’s another interesting camp competition. I know he played a lot of games last year, but we have a lot of guys coming back. With (Dakota) Dozier coming back and we still have Willie (Colon) sitting right there, and we drafted (Jarvis) Harrison. We have a bunch of guys there, so it’s going to be like the running backs. It’s going to be a tough competition and whoever comes out, comes out.

On whether Willie Colon is injured or if it was a planned rest day for him…

Just rest most of the time.

On the possibility of keeping four tailbacks…

We have to see how that comes out. If four of them are playing well and they are worth keeping, then we’ll keep the best players and you sacrifice a player at another position. No different than if the corners, the backers, or the offensive line are playing well and there’s one guy that’s significantly better than the guys in other positions, you may keep that position. That will play itself out in camp.

On how Stevan Ridley is coming along…

He’s getting better by the day. Again, he’s not ready to go right now, but he is getting better by the day. He’s in a helmet and he’s running around out there and will continue to rehab.

On nature of Jeremy Kerley’s injury…

I think he has an ankle and an Achilles that he’s been treating for a couple of days now.

On the challenges of not being able to practice in pads until training camp as a new head coach…

Well, it’s not tough in that sometimes you can look at film and see how guys are and then when you meet them in person and see how they act professionally, you can see what guys are. You want to see how they grasp the system. It’s a new system so everybody has to learn differently. That’s why you have to wait for the padded part, but you know who’s tough, you know who’s fast, you know who’s elusive, you kind of know those things, but mentally, grasping the new system, how fast can you grasp it. The physicality part will come later. We know you’re physical, but can you do this, this and this. Can you retain it? Can you work well? How fast can we come together as a team? The competition battles, as far as it’s being tough, certain positions are going to take care of themselves in pads. We’ve had a lot of new people, so those people have not been seen as opposed to watching the Jets film last year because they weren’t here. So in camp, everybody has a reputation, but for the new guys, it’s to prove that they can belong and the new veterans to prove that they can belong and stay, and for the old guys, it’s to prove that they can still play at a high level. There’s always going to be a ‘prove it’ period when you come into camp whether you’re new or old, so I guess that’s what I’m trying to say I’m waiting to see.


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Chan Gailey...

On his impressions of Geno Smith…

He’s done some good things. He’s a very talented guy. He’s just like every other quarterback I’ve ever had (that) you have to acclimate to a new system. He’s acclimating to a new system. But he’s very talented and I have high hopes for him.

On how he adapts his scheme to players…

We feel that our offense is versatile enough to take advantage of what players you have. We are putting in the whole gambit making these guys, stretching these guys right now to learn everything, trying to learn a bunch of different positions, trying to do a lot of different things. And that’s one of the evaluation tools, we have to see who can play where and who does what best. And then once you get pads on that changes again and once you get into preseason games that could change again. So, you just go through the whole evaluation process and then you try to narrow down what you think your people do best and work the offense into those categories.

On if Ryan Fitzpatrick and Smith will have an equal opportunity to start…

Right now Geno’s the starter and to me, Coach Bowles has said it, I’ve said it, I think everybody has said it, that’s the way it sits and that’s the way we expect it to be. Unless something happens that you get an injury or something like that that you don’t foresee, that’s how we anticipate it going.

On if quarterback position is an open competition…

Not going in, no.

On why it is not an open competition…

Because Geno is the starter.

On why it will not be an open competition…

(Geno has) done enough good, quality things (while) he’s been here and he’s done enough quality things that he deserves the opportunity to be the guy. We told Fitz (Fitzpatrick) coming in that’s the way it was going to be. We didn’t try to pull the wool over somebody’s eyes. That’s exactly how we told (it to) him.

On how Smith can lose the job other than an injury…

Just like anybody else in the NFL. If you don’t play well over a period of time you could. But not in preseason, not in practices.

On if Smith will start Week One…

Don’t make me say yes, but probably (laughter).

On how far back he looked at film on Smith…

Just last year. Every quarterback as a rookie has a tough time, most all of them do. Very few have had a clean year. So, it’s better to watch the most recent things that he’s done to see how he handled himself and what he did. So we just went back one year.

On what stood out to him about Smith last year…

He can throw the ball. He was making good decisions when it was clean reads. That’s what you try to do is you try to make it clean reads for him and so we evaluated how he threw the ball, how he handled himself when there was pressure, how he handled himself when things broke down. All those little things like that that you see. He can make every throw in the book. He can make them all. You don’t find many that can do that, so you try to find a guy that can do that and you give him every opportunity to be successful.

On where Smith can improve…

It’s hard to do that right now because he’s learning everything. It’s hard to get to a lot of those specifics. To me you get to more of those. You talk about them but you don’t go out and work specifically on those things until he’s got a good grasp of what we’re trying to do. Once he gets a good grasp of what we’re trying to do, then you can start talking about some specific things that you need to talk about. Your next question is, “What are those specifics?” And I’m not going to talk about it.

On if Smith is a good fit for his system…

I feel like the system will fit to him.

On how Smith can be more consistent…

Well, that is the plan, to get him to the point where he can do that. There’s a lot of different ways that you get that done, none of which is a small 20-second comment. It’s a lot of things that go into it that you have to talk about that you get involved with as far as making sure he understands exactly what we’re trying to do, who we’re throwing the ball to, where the ball is going, and that makes you more consistent. If we can do that, then I think we can help him be a more consistent football player. But I know we talk about quarterback because that’s the way it is in the NFL, and really at any level, it’s not just the NFL, we talk about the quarterback, but if everyone else is more consistent it helps him be more consistent. So the key is to get everybody on the same page.

On if he sees Smith’s ceiling being higher than Fitzpatrick’s…

I think you see an awful lot of talent there and if we can get him to where he puts all that together, I don’t know how good he can be to be honest with you. I don’t know how good he can be. He can be pretty good though if he can get it all together and we can fit things that suit him the right way, because he is a very talented football player.

On if any receivers other than those at the top of the depth chart have stood out to him…

Not so far. They’re all jockeying for position. And we haven’t seen (Jeremy) Kerley on the field. He hasn’t been out there. It’s hard to talk about him. But all those other guys have got a chance to make an impact if they can learn where to go and what to do. If we decide that they can help us be a better football team, be consistent, then they’ll make it.

On what he has seen out of Bryce Petty…

He is very talented as far as throwing the football. He’s got a lot to learn. He’s a guy that understands the game. I think people talk about intangibles, he’s one of those guys that his confidence verges on cockiness. It doesn’t slip over into cockiness, but its right up there, which is what you want in a quarterback, you want him to have that kind of confidence. I believe he carries himself very well. He knows he’s got a lot to learn though. He knows that. This is a totally different system and it’s a totally different way of playing quarterback than what he’s played and he’s got some work to do.

On how much patience he will have with Smith…

I have a great deal of confidence and I keep confidence in the guys that are playing. If you ask for a timetable, I don’t know a timetable. Who knows a timetable? I expect great things. I don’t expect failure, I expect success. So, it doesn’t enter my mind about that kind of stuff. I don’t even think about that. And I don’t think any coach does. I think coaches anticipate the best. What kind of leaders would we be if we’re thinking doom and gloom? But you have to sit there and anticipate that the guy’s going to be very, very successful and that’s all I’m thinking about right now. I’m not thinking about anything else.

On if there was a thought to have an open quarterback competition…

No. (It) wasn’t a thought.

On why they did not consider an open quarterback competition…

I think I answered that a few minutes ago but I’ll try again. I probably will say something different than I said a minute ago and then you all can say I contradicted myself (laughter). We saw a lot of talent on film. We saw a lot of promise on film. We saw a lot of things that made us think that he could eventually be a pretty good quarterback. So, it’s hard to have quarterback competition going into a season. Once we decided that (Smith) was the guy that we felt like could be the best option at this point for us, that’s the direction we went. I think it’s best if you do it that way.

On if he recalls when the decision was made to start Smith…

No.

On if the decision was made before the trade for Fitzpatrick…

Yes, so somewhere before that.

On if expectations for quarterbacks in their first two years are too high…

Yes. Very much so. In this day and time, we put a great deal of expectations on young quarterbacks and it’s very, very difficult to play the position.

On if he views Smith as a new quarterback in a new system or a quarterback with two years of experience…

No, he has two years of NFL experience. One of the things that allows you to think that he has that good upside is because he has seen it, he has been in an NFL system, he’s not coming straight out of a spread-set offense and having that challenge in front of him. He’s had to do some of the things that we’re asking him to do.

On when young quarterbacks take a next step…

I don’t know. It’s different for every guy. Some guys sit for three or four years. How long did Aaron (Rodgers) sit behind (Brett) Favre? I don’t know.

On if this was the first experience in evaluating Smith…

Yes.

On if he was familiar with Smith before coming to the Jets…

No.

On if he saw something particular in Smith when watching film from last season…

That would make a great story but there wasn’t (joking). You’ve just got to look at the whole thing and evaluate the whole thing.

On if the players on the roster last season factored into his decision to come to the Jets…

No. It doesn’t. That wasn’t part of it at all. I didn’t evaluate anybody’s offense.

On if he thought Smith was a better option than Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota…

That is a good question that I’m not going to answer (joking). All of that is speculation. A bird in the hand’s worth two in the bush. That’s normally the saying I go with.

On if he feels the need to have a traditional fullback…

There’s still a place (for a traditional fullback), but everybody’s got to have worth on the team. You’ve got to have a role and be able to do it well. We won’t keep somebody just to keep somebody just to say we’ve got a fullback. Everybody’s got an important job.

On if the improved talent around Smith factored into his evaluation…

No. I think what you try to do as a football organization, which I think we have done a good job of, is improve you team at every position and create competition at every position. I think if you improve at every position then your overall team goes up. Every other guy, if there’s somebody good next to you or out wide or wherever it might be, you become better because they’re better. I think it all compliments each other and I think it all helps.

On how pivotal it is to have a speed dimension in the backfield…

That’s not that big a deal to me. I’ve had Emmitt (Smith), I’ve had (Jerome) Bettis and neither one of them are going to run 70 yards. You just adjust to what you have. You set it up to where you become an execution-oriented offense and don’t rely on the big play. You rely on being able, if you get one, great, but you don’t rely on it on a consistent basis. Sometimes with certain types of people with certain types of backs or something like that, you say, ‘Well, we’re going to get one the next time.’ Well, you may not either.


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Darrelle-Revis

Revis doesn’t feel bad for Brady

Jets CB Darrelle Revis doesn’t feel bad that Tom Brady got suspended for his role in Deflategate (Mehta, May 20).

Revis, who was on the Patriots last season, said he was unaware that anything illegal was going on and said that “New England’s been doing stuff in the past and getting in trouble.”

As far as Brady is concerned, Revis said that the league was in the right.

If (the NFL) feels he did the crime or he did something and they want to penalize them, then that’s that. (The Patriots) have a history of doing stuff. You can’t hide that…Tom was there when they did that stuff in the past.”

Revis also noted that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should not recuse himself from Brady’s appeal.


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NFL: New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

Geno named Jets starting QB

Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey said that Geno Smith is the team’s starter “right now” at quarterback.

New head coach Todd Bowles has said throughout the offseason that Smith would head into training camp taking the first-team snaps over veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is recovering from a broken leg.

When asked whether Smith would be the starting quarterback when the Jets open against Cleveland, Gailey said: “Don’t make me say `yes,’ but probably.”

Gailey said it was unlikely that Smith would lose his starting job in training camp.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Wow … well that was a shocking May revelation. The Jets have been propping up the idea that Geno will be the lead man come the beginning of camp, but have also hinted at potential competition. But for the Jets to come right out and say it now? That was not expected.

Still, it could work to the Jets favor in two ways. First, it will allow the “high ceiling” and “low floored” Geno Smith the freedom to soak in as many first team reps as possible in a system that should be more familiar to him based on his college experience than what he’s used the last two seasons. After that they way he responds is up to him and the coaches will give him as much lead as necessary to either thrive or relegate himself to the bench. To read more of this story, click here


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